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Jacaranda Blues is a dramatic story of damaged people, beginning with a middle aged woman regretting a lost love But the Jacaranda Blues increase in potency as her siblings and husband become involved inserious issues The novel contains some beautiful imagery, highly evocative of Brisbane and its afternoon storms, while the jacaranda tree provides a constant, a reference point, for the human emotions swirling around it Perhaps, in some ways, the woman herself is a reference point for th Jacaranda Blues is a dramatic story of damaged people, beginning with a middle aged woman regretting a lost love But the Jacaranda Blues increase in potency as her siblings and husband become involved inserious issues The novel contains some beautiful imagery, highly evocative of Brisbane and its afternoon storms, while the jacaranda tree provides a constant, a reference point, for the human emotions swirling around it Perhaps, in some ways, the woman herself is a reference point for this unhappy family, to whom others look for support though, of course, she too is implicated in their plight This novella is difficult to put down and the ending is also redemptive and satisfying My only quibble is the need for further editing which would help the book to reach its potential I do recommend the story though Jacaranda Blues by Ahmed is a love story with the ups and downs of one The reader is shown inside the protagonist s mind Rhonda who is feeling the angst of middle age She remembers fondly a past love and almost wills him into her life when he, Chris, wants to sort out a car accident with his son Rhonda is married to Sam but their life together seems perfunctory she sleeps on the floor in the study Then we are introduced to Rhonda s siblings and are shown that her brother, David, is a pro Jacaranda Blues by Ahmed is a love story with the ups and downs of one The reader is shown inside the protagonist s mind Rhonda who is feeling the angst of middle age She remembers fondly a past love and almost wills him into her life when he, Chris, wants to sort out a car accident with his son Rhonda is married to Sam but their life together seems perfunctory she sleeps on the floor in the study Then we are introduced to Rhonda s siblings and are shown that her brother, David, is a problem The title of the story comes from the tree where Rhonda waits to catch the bus The story ends with their adopting a child and the tree blossoms next summer, a metaphor that all s right with her world This contemporary story of the world in which Rhonda Smith deals with each and every day Although she lives her life with many hopes to succeed We find she has some opposition in this world, especially with other people so close to her She is disappointed and is simply leading herself to be angered and confused.I loved this book so much I felt so much for Rhonda It was so sad how this world can be Such a true story of the different problems with dysfunctional family or friends.I recommend This contemporary story of the world in which Rhonda Smith deals with each and every day Although she lives her life with many hopes to succeed We find she has some opposition in this world, especially with other people so close to her She is disappointed and is simply leading herself to be angered and confused.I loved this book so much I felt so much for Rhonda It was so sad how this world can be Such a true story of the different problems with dysfunctional family or friends.I recommend this to all of my friends Jacaranda Blues by Mehreen Ahmed doesn t pull any punches Rhonda isn t happy in her marriage and seeks love in the arms of an old fling She is quickly confronted with a tragedy involving her brother only complicating the matter This story is very melancholy, but it s well written and offers some hope in the end A good read for anyone looking to tackle the challenges of the heart Jacaranda Blues is one of those stories that remain with you for a long time It borders on the stream of consciousness technique In fact, Rhonda s life at the time when the story starts is much the same as Clarissa Dalloway s, as Rhonda herself points out The Jacaranda tree emerges as a symbol of optimism that Rhonda tries to constantly cling to in her mirthless existence Situated on a busy street, it is the symbol of hope and peace The quote by Hardy that the book opens with is very apt wh Jacaranda Blues is one of those stories that remain with you for a long time It borders on the stream of consciousness technique In fact, Rhonda s life at the time when the story starts is much the same as Clarissa Dalloway s, as Rhonda herself points out The Jacaranda tree emerges as a symbol of optimism that Rhonda tries to constantly cling to in her mirthless existence Situated on a busy street, it is the symbol of hope and peace The quote by Hardy that the book opens with is very apt when the story is concerned The writing is brilliant We see everything from Rhonda s perspective and it helps us realize the pain and drudgery involved in her daily dozen We think with her and we think like her Although the story follows Rhonda s different thoughts and explores her psychology, nothing is incomprehensible or overcomplicated The unnecessary complexities of novels that deal with similar themes make them go beyond the ken of average readers In many such books, I ve failed to find a proper story and perhaps not having a story has become a trend in contemporary literature This book, however, has struck a balance between having a story and delving in the depths of a character s thoughts Using this kind of a narrative technique is very difficult and the author has used it to perfection I ll definitely be watching out for other novels by this author and I d recommend this book to people who appreciate good literary fiction Incredibly unique storyFirst, I really enjoy any work from Ahmed, as she writes so well, and full of lyrical and prose, even though it s a story She pens a grand story and I enjoyed this story She brilliantly writes with literary metaphors and brings to life her characters The story is full of drama, family drama, and there is that Jacaranda tree It s the center of the story, and about those lives that surround it It was quick read, but it was worth the read I enjoyed it thoroughly and hig Incredibly unique storyFirst, I really enjoy any work from Ahmed, as she writes so well, and full of lyrical and prose, even though it s a story She pens a grand story and I enjoyed this story She brilliantly writes with literary metaphors and brings to life her characters The story is full of drama, family drama, and there is that Jacaranda tree It s the center of the story, and about those lives that surround it It was quick read, but it was worth the read I enjoyed it thoroughly and highly recommend it Jacaranda Blues is an intense, evocative story The central character, Rhonda, is a woman facing her own troubles and often serves as a flashpoint with regard to the struggles of her family and lost loves The author s imagery is dramatic and beautiful and representative of the human emotions her characters experience This story shows us a slice of humanity in all of its flawed glory through our own internal struggles and how we are often buffeted about in life by events outside of ourselves Jacaranda Blues is an intense, evocative story The central character, Rhonda, is a woman facing her own troubles and often serves as a flashpoint with regard to the struggles of her family and lost loves The author s imagery is dramatic and beautiful and representative of the human emotions her characters experience This story shows us a slice of humanity in all of its flawed glory through our own internal struggles and how we are often buffeted about in life by events outside of ourselves Rhonda tries to find a path through to rise above and seek her own happiness within the context of her life She attempts to come to terms with what she can and cannot control, and find peace within both This is a very well written tale that touches on central issues in the emotional lives of people The author s strong writing, excellent descriptive writing visual and emotional imagery , and the underlying messages in this story make this an excellent read I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The physical and environmental descriptions were something beyond amazing I felt myself transported to the places in the book with ease There is plenty of in depth insights into the emotions and thoughts of the main character and how she battles her conscience I loved and appreciated that the book wasthan a simple story, but something with layers of meaning and thought provoking lines The main character, Rhonda, is relatable no matter what your age, and she defies the typical Her frus The physical and environmental descriptions were something beyond amazing I felt myself transported to the places in the book with ease There is plenty of in depth insights into the emotions and thoughts of the main character and how she battles her conscience I loved and appreciated that the book wasthan a simple story, but something with layers of meaning and thought provoking lines The main character, Rhonda, is relatable no matter what your age, and she defies the typical Her frustration with her life is completely understandable.The reader will find themselves drawn into the issues of daily married life, and the temptations of first love What happens when the line between fantasy and reality become blurry What happens when a thought becomes an action And what if fantasy is better than reality These heavy subjects are addressed in Ahmed s novella and the story will continue to intrigue I won t say too much about the plot because I fear giving anything away You, as the reader, will have to see for yourself what makes this story a unique piece Need a solid piece of work that will have your brain humming in overdrive A tale that sounds like one woman s personal failures in life are always blamed on others To say Rhonda is unhappy is an understatement, but why She seems to feel that her life was meant forand it all goes back to Chris, the one that got away and it was all her fault Fear of the unknown was the root of her heartbreak then and now in her mid forties, she is going through life like a hamster on a treadmill Fate gi Need a solid piece of work that will have your brain humming in overdrive A tale that sounds like one woman s personal failures in life are always blamed on others To say Rhonda is unhappy is an understatement, but why She seems to feel that her life was meant forand it all goes back to Chris, the one that got away and it was all her fault Fear of the unknown was the root of her heartbreak then and now in her mid forties, she is going through life like a hamster on a treadmill Fate gives her the opportunity to re connect with Chris, now a successful man, living on the better side of the tracks But is the reality of Chris the same as Rhonda s memories and fantasies Has Rhonda been fair to herself and those around her For that matter, has she been fair to Chris Maybe it s time for Rhonda to look outside her little personal vortex of misery and find the meaning of true happiness and fulfillment, but will she Jacaranda Blues by Mehreen Ahmed carriesweight than its short number of pages would appear to She has dug deep and come up with a short tale of a woman who has lived years as a malcontent, believing she is the glue that keeps others together, but is she Ms Ahmed makes dark, bold strokes in her writing, heavy with underlying meaning, in this character driven tale Whether you see yourself in Rhonda at times or someone you know, this story will haunt you long after that last page Filled with characters that are seriously dysfunctional, deceitful and just plain down on their luck, as well as the successful who hide behind their locked gates, everyone needs to find their own happiness in giving.Highly recommended for a quick, yet meaningful read I received this copy of Jacaranda Blues from Mehreen Ahmed in exchange for my honest review.Publication Date June 24, 2015Publisher Publish AmericaISBN 13 9781462640904 Genre Adult FictionPages 84Available fromBarnes NobleFor Reviews and More Check out Set in Brisbane, Australia, this story is about Rhonda Smith Rhonda takes charge of a struggling family of four, when their father, a mad punter, leaves town She has been a compassionate sibling until she meets Chris by chance on a station platform waiting for the train A turning point comes in her life, as she falls in love with the debonair medical student The moot question is, what would Rhonda choose A cushy life for herself or would she continue to soldier on for her siblings This novella develops into Rhonda s thoughts in a stream of consciousness style